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Published on April 16th, 2013

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Maharana of Mewar inaugurates ‘7 Stories For Mewar’

Artist, writer Priya Pereira has created an artists’ book that actually comprises seven stories from the royal House of Mewar.

It was an event fit for royalty.

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) and the 76th custodian of the House of Mewar, was in Mumbai recently to launch artist Priya Pereira’s book.

Priya creates artists’ books that are works of art in the form of a book, often published in small editions and employing a range of forms, including scrolls, fold-outs, concertinas or loose items contained in a box. Pereira has created an artist’s book for Eternal Mewar as well, titled 7 Stories for Mewar.

Commissioned by the Maharana of Mewar, these little books hold seven stories from the illustrious history of the House of Mewar over 1,500 years. “Their beauty lies not only in their stories, but in the fact that they are pendants that can be worn as necklaces. The cover depicts the sun, as the Maharana of Mewar is a Suryavanshi, or descendent of the sun. Placed in each room of the Historic Resort Hotels, Udaipur, it has delighted the guests as more than just bedside reading,” Shriji said.

He said, “Priya’s books are exceptional in their creativity and their readers have always derived so much joy from perusing them. We are especially proud of the books that she has created for us. It is one more beautiful addition to the legacy of Udaipur; we cherish it deeply.”

Pereira first began making books in 1993 under the banner of ‘Pixie Bks’, which has created 40-odd books till date.

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